John Ward
John L. Ward

MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS & DECISION SCIENCES; ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION
Clinical Professor of Family Enterprise
Co-Director of the Center for Family Enterprises

Print Overview
Ward teaches and studies strategic management, business leadership and family enterprise continuity. He is an active researcher, speaker and consultant on succession, ownership, governance, and philanthropy.

He is author or co-author of several leading books on family business including Family Business as Paradox; Keeping the Family Business Healthy; Perpetuating the Family Business: 50 Lessons Learned from Long-Lasting Successful Families in Business; Building A Successful Family Business Board: A Guide for Leaders, Directors, and Families; When Family Businesses are Best: The Parallel Planning Process for Family Harmony and Business Success; Strategic Planning for the Family Business; Family Business Key Issues; Creating Effective Boards for Private Enterprises; and Unconventional Wisdom: Counterintuitive Insights for Family Business Success. Ward is also a co-author of Why Others? Philanthropy and Opportunity and Why Me? Creating, Receiving and Passing On Wealth. He has authored a collection of 17 booklets (with Craig Aronoff), "The Family Business Leadership Series," each booklet focusing on a specific issue family businesses face (see palgrave.com or efamilybusiness.com).

Ward graduated from Northwestern University (B.A.) and Stanford Graduate School of Business (M.B.A. and Ph.D). Currently he serves on the boards of four companies and three non profit organizations.

Area of Expertise


Family Business
Print Vita
Education
PhD, 1973, Stanford University
MBA, 1969, Stanford University
BA, 1967, Northwestern University

Editorial Positions
Editorial Board, Family Business Review, 1988-1998
Editorial Board, Family Business Review, 2006-2009

Consulting

OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES

Consulting
Formerly a consultant and co-founder with The Family Business Consulting Group. Currently only consulting with the Axel Johnson Company (Sweden).

For-Profit Board Membership: 
 -   Lee Kum Kee (Hong Kong)
 -   Capital Guidance (Beirut)
 -   Kinship Capital (USA)
 -   Coril, Inc. (Canada)
 -   The Dickson Company (USA)
 -   Anthos (Holland)

Non-Profit Board Membership:
 -  The Family Institute of Northwestern University
 -  The Voice Health Institute (Cambridge, MA)

Other Non-Profit Interests:
 -  SOAR (Chicago)
 -  Civic Federation (Chicago)
 -  Justin Wynn Memorial Fund (Evanston)
 -  Newberry Library (Chicago)

 
Print Research
Research Interests
Family enterprise continuity planning, governance, business ownership, family offices and family foundations.

Articles
Lungeanu, Razvan and John Ward. 2012. A Governance-Based Typology of Family Foundations: The Effect of Generation Stage and Governance Structure on Family Philanthropic Activities. Family Business Review.
Ward, John and Lloyd Steier. 2006. If Theories of Family Enterprise Really Do Matter, So Does Change in Management Education. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.: 887-895.
Ward, John. 2006. When the Family is Large. Families In Business. 25
Lombard, Thierry, Annelie Stider, Colleen Lief and John Ward. 2006. Making A Difference. Families in Business.
Ward, John. 2006. Managing For The Long Term. Families In Business. 26
Ward, John. 2006. Better Built to Last Longer. Families in Business. 24
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 2005. How Successful Business Families Get That Way. Families In Business. 14(2)
Ward, John and Steve Waichler. 2005. Continuity and Flexibility Enable A Business to Survive and Thrive. Families In Business. 21
Ward, John and Steve Waichler. 2005. Keep It In The Family and Help the Business To Reach New Heights. Families In Business. 20
Ward, John. 2005. Added Family Values. Families In Business. 22
Ward, John and Colleen Lief. 2005. Unconventional Wisdom: Counterintuitive Insights For Family Business Success. Perspectives for Managers.(120)
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 2005. The Cousin Collaboration. Families In Business. 23
Ward, John. 2005. Keeping the Business Within the Family. Financial Times.
Ward, John and Joachim Schwass. 2004. La Gestion des RH dans les Entreprises Familiales. HR Today.
Ward, John. 2004. Is Google a Family Business?. Families In Business. 14
Ward, John. 2004. The Family Council: Goals, Roles and Holes. Families in Business. 12
Schwass, Joachim, Amann Wolfgang and John Ward. 2004. Die nächste Generation. Hamburg: Zeitschrift Führung & Organisation Praxis.
Denison, Daniel, Colleen Lief and John Ward. 2004. Culture in Family-Owned Enterprises: Recognizing and Leveraging Unique Strengths. Family Business Review. 17(1): 61-70.
Ward, John. 2004. Live Long and Prosper. Families In Business. 13
Montemerlo, Daniela and John Ward. 2004. How a Formal Family Agreement Can Benefit Your Business. Families In Business. 16
Ward, John. 2004. Think of Your Family Foundation as a Family Business. Families In Business. 15
Ward, John and Randel S. Carlock. 2003. What every family member needs to know about strategy. Families In Business. 8
Ward, John. 2003. Good Governance Is Different for Family Firms. Families in Business.
Ward, John, Liz Guthridge, Rhonda Kaufman, John P. McAllister and Cynthia A. Montgomery. 2003. The Board's Missing Link. Harvard Business Review. 81(6): 130-131.
Ward, John. 2003. The Ultimate Vision for Continuity?. Families In Business. 10
Ward, John. 2003. How Strategy, Management and Governance Are Different. Families in Business.
Ward, John. 2003. What do owners do?. Families In Business. 9
Schwass, Joachim, John Ward and Barbara Murray. 2003. Lausanne: Where It's At. Families In Business.
Ward, John. 2002. How Family Vision Drives Business Strategy. Families In Business. 6
Ward, John. 2002. The Role of the Board In Family Business Strategy. Families In Business.
Ward, John. 2002. The Family Business Advantage: Unconventional Strategy. Families In Business. 3
Ward, John. 2002. Murugappa Group. Families In Business. 2
Ward, John. 2001. Developing Effective Ownership in the Family-Controlled Business. Directors Monthly. 25
Lank, Alden G. and John Ward. 2000. Governing the Business Owning Family. Family Business Network Newsletter. 26
Ward, John. 2000. Reflections On Indian Family Groups. Family Business Review. 13(4): 271-278.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1998. Why Continue Your Family's Business? - Traits of Family Businesses That Are the Most Devoted to Continuity. Nation’s Business. 86(3): 72-73.
Ward, John and Christina Dolan. 1998. Defining and Describing Family Business Ownership Configurations. Family Business Review. 11(4): 305-310.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. Reinterpreting Traditions In Changing Times. Nation’s Business. 86(7): 60-61.
Ward, John and Phillip Sidwell. 1998. Resolving Conflicts of Interest. Nation’s Business. 86(9): 68.
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. 1998. The Joy of Family Meetings. Nation’s Business. 76(6): 33-34.
Ward, John. 1997. Growing the Family Business: Special Challenges and Best Practices. Family Business Review. 10(4): 323-337.
Ward, John. 1997. Just What Do Family Councils Do?. Family Business Network Newsletter.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1997. Do-It-Yourself Family Meetings. Nation’s Business. 85(11): 72-73.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1997. Pay in Family Businesses - Includes Related Information On Determining a Job's Market Value. Nation’s Business. 85(5): 62-63.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1996. Why So Few Business Owners Get and Accept Good Advice. Small Business Forum. 14(2)
Kliska, Bernard and John Ward. 1996. Coping With a Leader's Depression. Nation’s Business. 84(7): 49-50.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1996. Overcoming a Major Obstacle to Succession - Managing Family-Owned Businesses. Nation’s Business. 84(9): 46.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1995. Family-Owned Businesses: A Thing of the Past or a Model for the Future?. Family Business Review. 8(2): 121-130.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1995. Golden Goose Mathematics. Nation’s Business. 83(1): 54-55.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1995. Passion and Its Place in Business. Nation’s Business. 83(3): 50-51.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1995. Help Your Children Shape Their Destinies. Nation’s Business. 83(5): 52-53.
Ward, John. 1995. Assessing the Firm's Financial Situation. Family Business Network Newsletter.
Ward, John. 1995. If the Family Falters, The Business Will Falter: The Succession Dilemmas For the Masters Family. Small Business Forum. 13(3): 32-44.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1995. The Value of Full, Open, Willing Disclosure. Nation’s Business. 83(9): 60-61.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1995. How To Manage Your Firm's Biggest Threat. Nation’s Business. 83(6): 49-50.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1995. Run the Business Like a Business. Nation’s Business. 83(11): 49-50.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1995. How To Stay In Love With Your Job. Nation’s Business. 83(7): 41-42.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1995. Put On Your Student Hat. Nation’s Business. 83(4): 42-43.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. The Burdens of Ownership. Nation’s Business. 82(3): 64-65.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. Set Policies Now To Solve Future Problems. Nation’s Business. 82(7): 70-71.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1994. A Thorny Issue Personal Financial Security. Nation’s Business. 82(2): 49-50.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. Coping With the 'Silver Spoon Syndrome'. Nation’s Business. 82(8): 58-59.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1994. Family business: coercing offspring to take the reins; planning around personal considerations; dealing with a son's illness. Nation’s Business. 82(1): 58-60.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. A Golden Opportunity For Career Development. Nation’s Business. 82(6): 66-67.
Harris, Dawn, Jon I. Martinez Ecgezarraga and John Ward. 1994. Is Strategy Different for the Family Owned-Business?. Family Business Review. 7(2): 159-174.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1994. Preparing Successors To Be Leaders. Nation’s Business. 82(4): 54-55.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1994. How Family Affects Strategy. Small Business Forum. 12(2): 85-90.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. Beware of the Family-Business Paradox. Nation’s Business. 82(10): 80-81.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1994. The price of 'peace at any price: Managing conflict in a family business. Nation’s Business. 82(11): 46-47.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1994. How Successful Business Families Get That Way. Nation’s Business. 82(9): 42-43.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. Defining Your Family Business. Nation’s Business. 82(5): 74-75.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. How Not To Ruin The Holidays. Nation’s Business. 82(12): 63-64.
Ward, John. 1994. How Strategy is Different For Family Businesses. Family Business Review. 7(2)
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1993. Suggestions for Nonfamily Managers. Nation’s Business. 81(8): 62.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1993. Paying The Family: Common Problems. Nation’s Business. 81(3): 70.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1993. The High Cost of Paternalism. Nation’s Business. 81(5): 61-62.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1993. In-Laws In the Family Business. Nation’s Business. 81(9): 62.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1993. 10 Myths About Outside Boards. Nation’s Business. 81(4): 56-67.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1993. Will It Stand the Light of Day?. Nation’s Business. 81(11): 61-62.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1993. Rules For Nepotism. Nation’s Business. 81(1): 64-65.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1993. Two 'Laws' for Family Businesses. Nation’s Business. 81(2): 52-53.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1993. Examine Why Key Employees Want Stock Ownership. Nation’s Business. 81(10): 52-53.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1993. Philanthropy With Purpose. Nation’s Business. 81(6): 60.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1993. Know How To Get Good Advice. Nation’s Business. 81(12)
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1993. How To Choose a Consultant. Nation’s Business. 81(7): 48-49.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1992. Sibling Partnerships. Nation’s Business. 80(1): 52-53.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1992. The Critical Value of Stewardship. Nation’s Business. 80(4): 49.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1992. Outside Directors: How They Can Help You. Nation’s Business. 80(10)
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1992. How Successors Cope with Stress. Nation’s Business. 80(7): 52-53.
Ward, John. 1992. Recruiting the Board for You. Family Business Review. 5
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1992. The Fears of Estate Planning. Nation’s Business. 80(12): 57-58.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1992. Don't Be Trapped by Past Success. Nation’s Business. 80(3): 52-53.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1992. Where Does All the Money Go?. Nation’s Business. 80(5): 42-43.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1992. Facing the Fears of Retirement. Nation’s Business. 80(2): 38-39.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1992. Accountability: The Whetstone Effect. Nation’s Business. 80(11): 52-53.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1992. Is It 'Worth it' to the Family?. Nation’s Business. 80(8): 45-46.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1991. Are You Being Too Generous?. Nation’s Business. 79(12): 46-47.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1991. You Deserve the Best Managers - Finding Non-Family Business Executives for Family-Owned Businesses. Nation’s Business. 79(2): 38-39.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1991. Recession Means Agony, Opportunity - Managing a Family Business During Economic Downturns. Nation’s Business. 79(3): 42-43.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1991. Have Patience for Process. Nation’s Business. 79(7): 34-35.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1991. Family Business: Trust Gives You the Advantage. Nation’s Business. 79(8): 42-43.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1991. The Power of Patient Capital. Nation’s Business. 79(9): 48-49.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1991. How To Enhance Communication - Communication Skills Crucial in Family Business. Nation’s Business. 79(6): 65-66.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1991. Choosing Among Siblings. Nation’s Business. 79(10): 37-38.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1991. Chief's Toughest Job: Teacher. Nation’s Business. 79(1): 27-28.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1991. Being Responsible Shareholders: Owning Shares in a Family Business. Nation’s Business. 79(4): 38-39.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1990. Why owners don't plan. Nation’s Business. 78(6): 59-60.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1990. 'If Something Happens To Me.' - Steps for Survivors in Maintaining a Family Business. Nation’s Business. 78(12): 47-48.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1990. Succession: A New Image. Nation’s Business. 78(7): 45-46.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1990. Employee Turnover Has Its Good Side. Nation’s Business. 78(4): 53-54.
Ward, John. 1990. Should We Professionalize Family Business Consulting?: A Commentary. Family Business Review. 3(3): 263-265.
Danco, Leon A. and John Ward. 1990. Beyond Success: The Continuing Contribution of the Family Foundation. Family Business Review. 3(4): 347-355.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1990. Learning To Be Responsible. Nation’s Business. 78(8): 45-46.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1990. Growing Without Losing Control: Planning for the Family Business. Nation’s Business. 78(10): 59-60.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1990. Just What Is a Family Business?. Nation’s Business. 78(2)
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1990. To Sell - Or Not To Sell. Nation’s Business. 78(1): 63-34.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 1990. How Much Is Too Much Family?. Nation’s Business. 78(3): 71-72.
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. 1989. Promote, Celebrate Your Family Ties. Nation’s Business. 77(2): 16-17.
Ward, John. 1989. Professionalizing: A Necessary Hurdle. Nation’s Business. 77(11): 38-39.
Ward, John. 1989. Defining and Researching Inside Versus Outside Directors : A Rebuttal To the Rebuttal. Family Business Review. 2(2): 147-150.
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. 1989. Retired Dads: A Real Resource. Nation’s Business. 77(6): 72-73.
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. 1989. The Role of 'Mom'. Women in Business. Nation’s Business. 77(8): 40-41.
Ward, John. 1988. The Special Role of Strategic Planning for Family Businesses. Family Business Review. 1(2): 105-117.
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. 1988. Letting Go: An Act of Courage. Nation’s Business. 76(12): 32-33.
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. 1988. Bringing the Kids into Your Business. Nation’s Business. 76(2): 70.
Ward, John. 1988. A Survey of Board Practices. Family Business Review. 1(3): 289-308.
Ward, John. 1988. The Active Board With Outside Directors and the Family Firm. Family Business Review. 1(3): 223-229.
Ward, John, Laurel Sorenson and Sharon Nelton. 1987. A Family Needs a Mission Statement/Ten Reasons for an Outside Board. Nation’s Business. 75(10): 45-46.
Book Chapters
Ward, John. 2008. "How Values Dilemmas Underscore the Difficult Issues of Governing the Large, Enterprising Family." In Family Values and Value Creation:The Fostering Of Enduring Values Within Family-Owned Businesses , edited by John L. Ward, Josep Tapies, Introduction: 1-6, Chapter 5: 102-123. Palgrave Macmillan.
Ward, John. 2008. "Managing Complexity: The Family Business Experience." In Managing Complexity in Global Organizations, edited by Ulrich Steger, Wolfgang Amann, Martha Maznevski, Chapter 18: 249-259. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd..
Ward, John and Carol Adler Zsolnay. 2008. "Kartha-Based Undivided Family Model – The Murugappa Group, India." In Culturally Sensitive Models for Family Business in Southern Asia: A Compendium Using the GLOBE Paradigm, Chapter 9: 177-202. Icfai University Press.
Ward, John and Joseph Tapies. 2008. "How Values Dilemmas Underscore the Difficult Issues of Governing the Large Enterprising Family." In Family Values and Value Creation, Intro: 1-6, Chapter 5: 102-123. Palgrave MacMillan.
Ward, John. 2006. "Defying the Odds: Case Studies of Nigerian Organizations That Have Survived Generations." In Defying the Odds: Case Studies of Nigerian Organizations That Have Survived Generations, Foreword: xvii-xviii.
Ward, John. 2004. "How Governing Family Businesses is Different." In Mastering Global Corporate Governance, edited by Ulrich Steger, Peter Lorange, Fred Neubauer, John L. Ward, Bill George, Wiley.
Ward, John. 2001. "Die Herausforderung, ein Familienunternehmen am Leben zu erhalten." In Familienunternehmen heute, Bonn, Germany: INTES.
Other
Ward, John. "Making the Most of Your Emotions." The Times, June 7, 2010.
Ward, John. "Sibling Rivalry is the Biggest Challenge for Indian Family Businesses." Business Today.
Ward, John. "The Ten Subtle Secrets of Successful Family Businesses." Family Business: Wiki Town Square blog.
Ward, John. "Appreciating Paradoxes." IESE Insight, Third Quarter 2009.
Ward, John. "The Value of Family Business Values." The Times (London, England), Special Issue Supplement: Raconteur on Family Business, May 5, 2009.
Ward, John. "Enough Reason to Get Back Together." The Economic Times.
Aronoff, Craig E., John Ward and Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez. "Reports of our Demise are Greatly Exaggerated: Family Ownership in the U.S. Newspaper Industry." Conference Paper, Stokholm School of Economics.
Carlock, Randel S. and John Ward. "The Unique Challenge of Family Business Planning." Family Business Network Newsletter.
Ward, John. "Code of Conduct (for a family firm)." Essay.
Ward, John. "Making Inherited Wealth a "Neutral" Concept." Essay.
Ward, John. "Why Are Family Meetings So Emotionally Draining?." Essay.
Nelton, Sharon, John Ward and Craig E. Aronoff. "Coercing Offspring to Take the Reigns; Planning Around Personal Considerations; Dealing with a Son's Illness." Nation's Business, Jan..
Ward, John. "Shirt Sleeves to Shirt Sleeves." Nation's Business, Sept..
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. "Being Responsible for Shareholders." Nation's Business, April.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. "Power of Patient Capital." Nation's Business, Sept..
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. "Following In Huge Footsteps." Nation's Business, Nov..
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. "Have Patience for Process." Nation's Business, July.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. "Summer Jobs For Your Kids." Nation's Business, May.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. "Learning To Be Responsible." Nation's Business, Aug..
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. "Fear of Losing It All." Nation's Business, May.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. "Make Change Your Tradition." Nation's Business, Sept..
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. "Growing Without Losing Control Estate Planning." Nation's Business, Nov..
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. "Letting Go: An Act of Courage." Nation's Business, Dec..
Ward, John and Laurel Sorenson. "Joy Of Family Meetings - - including How to Plan A Family Meeting." Nation's Business, June.
Ward, John. "Business Health Checkup." Nation's Business, June.
Books
Ward, John. 2011. Building a Successful Family Business Board: A Guide for Leaders, Directors, and Families. Palgrave Macmillan.
Ward, John and Randel S. Carlock. 2010. When Family Businesses are Best:The Parallel Planning Process for Family Harmony and Business Success. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
Ward, John, Amy Schuman and Stacy Stutz. 2010. Family Business as Paradox. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
Ward, John and Amy Schuman. 2009. Family Education for Business-Owning Families: Strengthening Bonds by Learning Together. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Ward, John, Thierry Lombard and Matthieu Ricard. 2008. Why Others? Philanthropy as Opportunity.
Ward, John, Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Thierry Lombard and Matthieu Ricard. 2007. Why Me? Wealth: Creating, Receiving and Passing It On.
Ward, John and Craig E. Aronoff. 2007. From Siblings to Cousins: Prospering in the Third Generation and Beyond.
Montemerlo, Daniela and John Ward. 2005. The Family Constitution: Agreements to Secure and Perpetuate Your Family and Your Business. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Kenyon-Rouvinez, Denise and John Ward. 2005. Family Business: Key Issues. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Ward, John. 2005. Unconventional Wisdom: CounterIntuitive Insight for Family Business. Wiley.
Ward, John. 2004. Perpetuating the Family Business: 50 Lessons Learned from Long-Lasting, Successful Families in Business. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Ward, John. 2004. Les entreprises familiales. Paris: Presses Universitaire de France.
Carlock, Randel S. and John Ward. 2003. La Planificacion Estrategica de la Familia Empresaria: Como planificar para unir a la familia y asegurar la continuidad de la empresa familiar. Spain: Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Ward, John. 2003. Family Business Through Darwin's Theory of Species. Geneva: Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie.
Aronoff, Craig E., Stephen L. McClure and John Ward. 2003. Family Business Succession: The Final Test of Greatness. Family Enterprise Publishers, 2nd edition.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 2002. Family Business Sourcebook I: A Guide for Families Who Own Businesses and the Professionals Who Serve Them: Covering Succession Planning, Growth, Financial Issues, Management, Psychological Issues, Women In the Family Business, the Younger Generation. Family Enterprise Publishers, 3rd edition.
Aronoff, Craig E., Joseph Astrachan and John Ward. 2002. Family Business Sourcebook. Family Enterprise Publishers, 3rd edition.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 2001. Make Change Your Family Business Tradition. Marietta,GA: Family Enterprise Publishers.
Carlock, Randel S. and John Ward. 2001. Strategic Planning for the Family Business: Parallel Planning To Unify the Family and Business. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 2001. Family Business Ownership: How To Be An Effective Shareholder. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 2000. More Than Family: Non-Family Executives in the Family Business. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 2000. Family Business Values: How to Assure a Legacy of Continuity and Success. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Aronoff, Craig E., Joseph Astrachan and John Ward. 1998. Developing Family Business Policies: Your Guide to the Future. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Aronoff, Craig E., Joseph Astrachan, Drew S. Mendoza and John Ward. 1997. Making Sibling Teams Work: The Next Generation. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1997. Preparing Your Family Business For Strategic Change. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1996. Family Business Governance: Maximizing Family and Business Potential. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Ward, John. 1996. Governing the Family Business 'El Gobierno de la Empresa Familiar' (Translated & Published in Spanish).
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1996. Family Business Sourcebook II. Family Enterprise Publishers, 2nd edition.
de Visscher, Francois M., Craig E. Aronoff and John Ward. 1995. Financing Transitions: Managing Capital and Liquidity in Your Family Business. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1994. How To Choose & Use Advisors: Getting the Best Professional Family Business Advice. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1993. Family Business Compensation. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Whiteside, Mary, Craig E. Aronoff and John Ward. 1993. How Families Work Together. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1992. Another Kind of Hero: Preparing Successors for Leadership. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Aronoff, Craig E. and John Ward. 1992. Family Meetings: How to Build a Stronger Family and a Stronger Business. Family Enterprise Publishers, 2nd edition.
Ward, John. 1991. Creating Effective Boards for Private Enterprises: Meeting the Challenges of Continuity and Competition. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Ward, John. 1990. Family Business Sourcebook. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Ward, John. 1987. Keeping the Family Business Healthy: How to Plan for Continuing Growth, Profitability and Family Leadership. Family Enterprise Publishers.
Cases
Ward, JohnIvan Lansberg and Sachin Waikar. 2011. Carvajal SA: Building on a Centurey of Business Growth and Family Values..
Ward, John and Sachin Waikar. 2011. India's Mewar Dynasty: Upholding 76 Generations of Service and Custodianship (A) (B) (C). Indian School of Business/IVEY Publishing, Case 9B11M084.
Ward, John and Sachin Waikar. 2011. Ensuring Family and Business Continuity at India's GMR Group. Indian School of Business/IVEY Publishing, Case 9B11M075.
Ward, John. 2010. Technical Note: The Family Constitution. Case 7-309-502 (KEL601).
Ward, John, Susan Schwendener and Scott Whitaker. 2010. Creating a Family Business: The Genesis of Rogers Family Enterprises. Case 5-210-254 (KEL567).
Ward, John and Carol Adler Zsolnay. 2010. Keddeg Company (C): March–December 2008: From Go-Go Succession to Non-Family Sale. Case 5-107-012(C) (KEL480).
Ward, John, Sachin Waikar and Carol Adler Zsolnay. 2009. Technical Note: Why Bond? The Benefits of Family Ties across Time, Space, and Generations. Case 7-309-501 (KEL459).
Ward, John, Sachin Waikar and Carol Adler Zsolnay. 2009. Culture and Compensation: Considering Performance and Variable Pay at SRF Limited . Case 5-109-004 (KEL445).
Ward, John. 2009. Technical Note: Ten Secrets of Successful Business Families . Case 7-309-500 (KEL460).
Ward, John, Sachin Waikar and Carol Adler Zsolnay. 2008. Families, Fortunes, and Footwear: Reaching Out to the Fourth Generation of Brazil’s Lupo S.A.. Case 5-408-753 (KEL406).
Ward, John, Joachim Schwass and Colleen Lief. 2008. KSW (A): The Roots of Independence. Case Case IMD–3–1570.
Ward, John, Joachim Schwass and Colleen Lief. 2008. Oracle of Omaha Meets the Visionaries of Galilee. Case IMD # 3-1744.
Ward, John and Carol Adler Zsolnay. 2007. Keddeg Company (B): Twenty Months Later. Case 5-107-012(B) (KEL479).
Ward, John and Carol Adler Zsolnay. 2007. Keddeg Company (A): Succession to the Next Generation of Small Business. Case 5-107-012(A) (KEL369).
Ward, John and Carol Adler Zsolnay. 2007. Freedom Communications, Inc: Family Enterprise or Liquidity?. Case 5-307-504 (KEL339).
Ward, John, Joachim Schwass and Colleen Lief. 2007. Entrepreneurial Philanthropy: Be A Non-Conformist. Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1743.
Ward, John. 2007. Star Machining Services, Inc.. Case 5-307-500 (KEL372).
Ward, John and Elly Andriopoulou. 2006. The Oberman Family and Omeda Communications Inc.. Case 5-105-003 (KEL293).
Ward, John and Colleen Lief. 2006. Lee Kum Kee Co. Ltd (B): Passing Down the Recipe. Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1618.
Ward, John and Colleen Lief. 2006. Lee Kum Kee Co. Ltd (A): The Family Recipe. Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1617.
Ward, John, Suren Mansinghka, Bhaskar Sambamurthy and Elyssa Tran. 2006. The Harilela Empire: An Indian Family Business in Hong Kong. Case 5-405-757 (KEL249).
Ward, John and Susan Perricelli. 2005. Magid Glove and Safety Manufacturing. Case 5-404-760 (KEL120).
Ward, John and Colleen Lief. 2005. Four Generations of the Owens Family (B). Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1493.
Ward, John and Carrie Meek. 2005. Fel-Pro (B): After the Sale-The Lehman Family Transition. Case 5-105-001(B) (KEL119).
Ward, John and Colleen Lief. 2005. Four Generations of the Owens Family (C). Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1494.
Ward, John and Colleen Lief. 2005. Four Generations of the Owens Family (A). Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1492.
Ward, John and Carol Adler Zsolnay. 2005. Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family. Case 7-404-750 (KEL284).
Ward, John and Colleen Lief. 2005. Hilti: Our Culture Journey. Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1434.
Ward, John and Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez. 2005. EC Family..
Ward, John and Joachim Schwass. 2005. Four Generations of the Owens Family (D). Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1569.
Ward, John and Carrie Meek. 2005. Fel-Pro (A): A Five-Generation Winning Workplace. Case 5-105-001(A) (KEL118).
Ward, John, Joachim Schwass and Colleen Lief. 2005. Clinton Devon Estates: Since 1299, A Culture of Distinction (C) . Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1543.
Ward, John and Joachim Schwass. 2005. Clinton Devon Estates: Since 1299, A Culture of Distinction (A) . Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1539.
Ward, John and Joachim Schwass. 2005. Clinton Devon Estates: Since 1299, A Culture of Distinction (B). Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1540.
Ward, John and Colleen Lief. 2005. Prudence and Audacity: The House of Beretta. Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1495.
Ward, John and Brian Colton. 2004. Weston Nurseries Inc.(B). Case 5-105-002(B) (KEL148).
Ward, John and Christina N Goletz. 2004. Clemens Family Corporation (B): The Process of Change. Case 5-104-012(B) (KEL116).
Ward, John and Canh Tran. 2004. Scott Family Enterprises (A): Defining Fair Process for Cousin Owners. Case 5-204-267(A) (KEL124).
Ward, John and Christina N Goletz. 2004. Clemens Family Corporation (C): Post Transition (August 2001). Case 5-104-012(C) (KEL117).
Ward, John and Carol Adler Zsolnay. 2004. Succession and Continuity for Johnson Family Enterprises (B). Case 5-104-013(B) (KEL123).
Ward, John and Christina N Goletz. 2004. Clemens Family Corporation (A): The Struggle from Family First to Business First. Case 5-104-012(A) (KEL115).
Ward, John and Brian Colton. 2004. Weston Nurseries Inc.(A). Case 5-105-002(A) (KEL147).
Ward, John and Carol Adler Zsolnay. 2004. Succession and Continuity for Johnson Family Enterprises (A). Case 5-104-013(A) (KEL122).
Ward, John and Canh Tran. 2004. Scott Family Enterprises (B): Addressing Family Goals and Visions in the Family Enterprise. Case 5-204-267(B) (KEL125).
Ward, John and Carol Adler Zsolnay. 2004. The Murugappa Group: Centuries-Old Business Heritage and Tradition. Case 5-104-011 (KEL121).
Lief, Colleen, Joachim Schwass, Ulrich Steger and John Ward. 2002. Bata Shoe Organization (B). Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1085.
Ward, John and Colleen Lief. 2002. Torvald Klaveness Group: From Old Traditions To Future Innovations. Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1123.
Lief, Colleen, Joachim Schwass, Ulrich Steger and John Ward. 2002. Bata Shoe Organization (A). Lausanne: IMD Case Collection, Case IMD-3-1084.
Ward, John and Susan Perricelli. 2001. Keystone (A)..
Ward, John and Susan Perricelli. 2001. Keystone B..
Miller, Warren D., Gerry Boschowitz, Rudy Boschowitz, Joe Mattos, Mary Whiteside and John Ward. 2000. The Ghost in the Family Business. Case Study Commentary: Harvard Business Review R00315.
Ward, John, Joachim Schwass and Colleen Lief. 2008. KWS (B): In Full Bloom - Independence and Continuity. IMD, Case IMD-3-1571.
Ward, John, Joachim Schwass and Colleen Lief. 2008. KWS (A): The Roots of Independence. IMD, Case IMD-3-1617.

 
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Teaching Interests
Family business continuity planning, governance, business ownership, family offices and family foundations.

Executive Education
Governing Family Enterprises
A Program for Directors, Shareholders and Executives
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Leading Family Enterprises
Lead Your Family Company Forward. Designed for next generation members from business families, who are (or aspire to be) in positions of influence in either the family or the enterprise, including: new CEOs (or CEO candidates), family council chairs, family directors or trustees.
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Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Family Enterprises: Issues & Solutions (MGMT-927-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: Entrepreneurship & Innovation,

The course is intended for those from business-owning families, whether they plan to work in the business or not. Topics range from succession and family dynamics to continuity planning and strategic performance. The course is also appropriate for those who have family foundations, family investment companies, or family offices. The class involves case discussions, guest speakers, field and research assignments, and presentations of new ideas in family enterprises.

Executive MBA
Family Enterprises: Success & Continuity (MGMTX-455-0)
This course is intended for those from business-owning families, whether they work in the family business or not. Topics range from values driven culture, to succession and family vision and dynamics, to continuity planning, leadership and strategic performance and family constitutions and business governance. The course is also appropriate for those who have family foundations, family investment companies and/or family office.